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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Mar 17, 2010 7:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Happy St. Patrick's Day

A quick search reveals precious few St. Patty's Day shows.

Here's a pretty nice one from '91 -- First Rubin, second New Speedway since 1970.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd91-03-17.sbd.miller.28295.sbeok.flacf

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Poster: AshesRising Date: Mar 17, 2010 11:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Happy St. Patrick's Day

snow_and_rain: Great recommendation! ...incredible set lists!

"...the breeze would stop to listen in
before going its way again...,"
--- AshesRising

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Mar 17, 2010 11:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Happy St. Patrick's Day

You're certainly welcome, Mr. Ashes. Six songs pre-drums is a pretty neat trick for the 90's. Other highlights are a pretty nice LiG and also Black Peter, which finishes really strong.

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Poster: dizbuster Date: Mar 17, 2010 10:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: John Lennon's "Luck of the Irish"

The Luck of the Irish
John Lennon


If you have the luck of the irish,
You’d be sorry and wish you were dead
You should have the luck of the Irish
And you’d wish you was
English instead!

A thousand years of torture and hunger
Drove the people away from their land,
A land full of beauty and wonder
Was raped by the british brigands! Goddamn!
Goddamn!

If you could keep voices like flowers
There’d be Shamrock all over the world.
If you could drink dreams
like the irish streams
Then the world would be high
as the mountain of morn

In the Pool they told us the story
How the english divided the land,
Of the pain, the death and the glory
And the poets of auld Eireland

If we could make chains with the morning dew
The world would be like galeway Bay
Let’s walk over rainbows like leprechauns
The world would be one big Blarney stone

Why the hell are the English there anyway?
As they kill with god on their side!
Blame it all on the kids and the IRA!
As the bastards commit genocide Aye! Aye!
Genocide!

If you had the luck of the Irish
You’d be sorry and wish you were dead
You should have the luck of the Irish
And you’d wish you were english instead!
Yes you’d wish you was english instead!!





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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 17, 2010 10:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: John Lennon's 'Luck of the Irish'

O see the fleet-foot host of men, who march with faces drawn,
From farmstead and from fishers' cot, along the banks of Ban;
They come with vengeance in their eyes. Too late! Too late are they,
For young Roddy McCorley goes to die on the bridge of Toome
today.

Up the narrow street he stepped, so smiling, proud and young.
About the hemp-rope on his neck, the golden ringlets clung;
There's ne'er a tear in his blue eyes, fearless and brave are they,
As young Roddy McCorley goes to die on the bridge of Toome
today.

When last this narrow street he trod, his shining pike in hand
Behind him marched, in grim array, a earnest stalwart band.
To Antrim town! To Antrim town, he led them to the fray,
But young Roddy McCorley goes to die on the bridge of Toome today.

There's never a one of all your dead more bravely died in fray
Than he who marches to his fate in Toomebridge town today; ray
True to the last! True to the last, he treads the upwards way,
And young Roddy McCorley goes to die on the bridge of Toome today.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Mar 17, 2010 11:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: John Lennon's 'Luck of the Irish'

And Notre Dame still sucks....

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 17, 2010 11:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: John Lennon's 'Luck of the Irish'

Clearly, not a earnest stalwart band.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Mar 17, 2010 11:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: John Lennon's 'Luck of the Irish'

Here's Irish folk messing up a Ryan Adams' song - who doesn't cover Ryan?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8YmgLcG5WQ&;feature=related

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Mar 17, 2010 11:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: John Lennon's 'Luck of the Irish'

You bastard. I clicked on that link and only just closed the tab in time. Bono, b'god!

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Mar 17, 2010 11:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: John Lennon's 'Luck of the Irish'

This is better - I'm sure someone else will link to the applicable "He's Gone".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8D_uN-73S0

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 17, 2010 11:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: John Lennon's 'Luck of the Irish'

Well, I generally stick to the older Irish tunes (happy war songs, sad love songs, as they say), though I will point out that U2 did link the original BlSunday with the third (or fourth depending who's counting that is) in the early 70s, so they get some small cred for that in my small book on them.

This could go on all day! How about linking how even in losing the NY Irish (fighting 69th) did a great deed in our own Civil War? Why of course, you reply:

The Boys that Wore the Green:

On the 21st of July
beneath a burning sun
McDowell met the Southern troops
in battle at Bull Run
Above the Union vanguard
was proudly to be seen
Beside the starry banner
old Erin's flag of green

Col. Corcoran led the 69th
on that eventful day
I wish the Prince of Wales were there
to see him in the fray
His charge upon the batteries
was a most glorious scene
With gallant New York firemen
and the boys that wear the green

In the hottest of the fire
there rode along the line
A captain of the Zouave band, crying
"Now, boys, is your time"
Ah, who so boldy rides
with the bold and dauntless men
'Tis Thomas Francis Meagher
of Erin's isle of green

The colors of the 69th
I say it without shame
Were taken in the struggle
to swell the victor?s fame
But Farnham's dashing Zouaves
that run with the machine
Retook them in a moment
with the boys that wore the green

Being overpowered by numbers
our troops were forced to flee
The Southern black horse cavalry
on them charged furiously
But in that hour of peril
the flying mass to screen
Stood the gallant New York firemen
with the boys that wore the green

Oh, the boys of the 69th
they are a gallant band
Bolder never drew a sword
for their adopted land
Amongst the fallen heroes
a braver had not been
Than you, lamented Haggerty
of Erin's isle of green

Farewell, my gallant countrymen
who fell that fatal day.
Farewell, ye noble firemen
now mouldering in the clay
While blooms the leafy shamrock
whilst runs the old machine
Your deeds will live bold Red Shirts
and boys that wore the green

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Poster: portmcgroin Date: Mar 17, 2010 3:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: More St Patricks

Going with a little flogging molly and a sierra nevada instead of the stout, at least the bottle is green. Maybe a little whiskey in a jar Jerry style to follow.
Some guinness was spilt on the bar room floor when the pub was shut down for the night. When out of his hole crept a wee brown mouse and stood in the pale moonlight. He lapped up the frothy foam from the floor then back on his haunches he sat. And all night long, you could hear the mouse roar, "Bring on the goddamn cat!"
Here's to cheating, stealing, fighting, and drinking. If you cheat, cheat death. If you steal, steal a woman's heart. If you fight, fight for a brother. If you drink, drink with me! Slainte